Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Moldova

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Homosexual activity in Moldova is legal.

Current status
Since 1995
Legal
Homosexuality is not illegal in Moldova.
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Same-sex marriage in Moldova

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Same-sex marriage in Moldova is banned.

Current status
Since 1994
Banned
Constitutional ban since 1994.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Moldova

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Moldova is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Moldova, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Moldova

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Right to change legal gender in Moldova is legal, but requires medical diagnosis.

Current status
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Transgender people are allowed to change their legal name and gender on official documents in Moldova, but require a psychiatric diagnosis confirming their "transgenderism" to do so.
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Gender-affirming care in Moldova

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Gender-affirming care in Moldova is legal.

Current status
Since 1996
Legal
In 1996, Moldova adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Moldova

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Moldova is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Rainbow Europe reports that Moldova doesn’t recognize non-binary gender identities yet, though it may happen in the future.
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LGBT discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT discrimination in Moldova is illegal.

Current status
Since Feb 9, 2023
Illegal
In 2023, The Parliament of Moldova passed Law No.2 (2023) which included sexual orientation and gender identity among grounds protected from "any kind of discrimination".
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Jan 1, 2013–Feb 9, 2023
Illegal in some contexts
A law protecting LGBTQ+ population from labour law discrimination took effect on January 1st 2013
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LGBT employment discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT employment discrimination in Moldova is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Feb 9, 2023
Sexual orientation and gender identity
In 2023, The Parliament of Moldova passed Law No.2 (2023) which included sexual orientation and gender identity among grounds protected from "any kind of discrimination". Protections in employment are included as well.
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Jan 1, 2013–Feb 9, 2023
Sexual orientation only
A law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment was adopted by the Moldovan Parliament on 25 May 2012, and signed into law by President Nicolae Timofti on 28 May 2012. The law took effect on 1 January 2013.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT housing discrimination in Moldova is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Moldova

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Same-sex adoption in Moldova is single only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Single only
Since after 2011. Missing laws for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Moldova

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Intersex infant surgery in Moldova is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no official ban on unnecessary sex reassignment operations in infants in Moldova.
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Serving openly in military in Moldova

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Serving openly in military in Moldova is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve, transgenders unfortunately aren’t
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Blood donations by MSMs in Moldova

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Blood donations by MSMs in Moldova is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Moldovan legislation bans MSMs from donating blood due to high risk of transmitting STDs.
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Conversion therapy in Moldova

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Conversion therapy in Moldova is not banned.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2014
Not banned
it was introduced in 2014. Not clear.
Sources:
assembly.coe.int
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Equal age of consent in Moldova

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Equal age of consent in Moldova is equal.

Current status
Since 2002
Equal
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